Growing A Greener Britain

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Growing A Greener Britain

We want to grow a greener Britain by creating or transforming green spaces across the UK.

Our Journey

1 day ago
1 day ago
#crowdfundmypark

Spring is settling in with its warmer weather, Daffodils and other natural wonders...no better time to #crowdfundmypark!!

We all know a large proportion of crowdfunded projects are delivered in parks. TheMayor of London has just announced his latest crowdfunding programme which will pledge up to £50,000 towards successful projects. We just wanted to let you know that it is possible to run your crowdfunding campaign on both the Mayor of London's movement and GGB's movement where you can get a pledge of up to £5,000 plus in-kind support from our partners Greentech and Stihl.

If your project is at the idea stage you could also register to one of the below workshops organised by Spacehive and the Mayor of London and follow the #crowdfundmypark campaign on twitter.

“City Hall are looking for innovative ideas that benefit the whole neighbourhood and show community support through a vibrant crowdfunding campaign. The best could attract a pledge of up to £50,000 from the Mayor to help you hit your target and bring your idea to life.

Join us for a workshop near you and find out more:

11 April – Matthews Yard, Croydon – Register here.
12 April – BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Brent – Register here.
13 April – Angel Community Centre, Enfield – Register here.
18 April – Stonegrove Community Trust, Barnet – Register here.
19 April – St. Laurence Centre Catford, Lewisham – Register here.
20 April – Hackney Empire, Hackney – Register here.
25 April – Chiswick Town hall, Hounslow – Register here.
26 April – Old Kent Road Studios, Southwark – Register here.
27 April – Osmani Centre, Tower Hamlets – Register here.
2 May – The Centre Banqueting, Southall, Ealing – Register here.”

1 day ago
1 day ago
#crowdfundmypark

Spring is settling in with its warmer weather, Daffodils and other natural wonders...no better time to #crowdfundmypark!!

We all know a large proportion of crowdfunded projects are delivered in parks. TheMayor of London has just announced his latest crowdfunding programme which will pledge up to £50,000 towards successful projects. We just wanted to let you know that it is possible to run your crowdfunding campaign on both the Mayor of London's movement and GGB's movement where you can get a pledge of up to £5,000 plus in-kind support from our partners Greentech and Stihl.

If your project is at the idea stage you could also register to one of the below workshops organised by Spacehive and the Mayor of London and follow the #crowdfundmypark campaign on twitter.

“City Hall are looking for innovative ideas that benefit the whole neighbourhood and show community support through a vibrant crowdfunding campaign. The best could attract a pledge of up to £50,000 from the Mayor to help you hit your target and bring your idea to life.

Join us for a workshop near you and find out more:

11 April – Matthews Yard, Croydon – Register here.
12 April – BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Brent – Register here.
13 April – Angel Community Centre, Enfield – Register here.
18 April – Stonegrove Community Trust, Barnet – Register here.
19 April – St. Laurence Centre Catford, Lewisham – Register here.
20 April – Hackney Empire, Hackney – Register here.
25 April – Chiswick Town hall, Hounslow – Register here.
26 April – Old Kent Road Studios, Southwark – Register here.
27 April – Osmani Centre, Tower Hamlets – Register here.
2 May – The Centre Banqueting, Southall, Ealing – Register here.”

Heaton Park Community Orchard
Heaton Park Community Orchard joined Growing A Greener Britain2 weeks ago

Heaton Park’s community orchard needs your help! Heaton Park has a community orchard but you wouldn’t know it. Located behind the Dower House, the orchard is made up of one mature Bramley apple tree with several smaller trees currently being choked by weeds. It could be an absolutely fantastic space as it is a quiet corner of the park but still close to amenities like The Stables café and main play area. The Dower House is the base of Manchester and District Beekeepers so the orchard is in the ideal place providing bees with the food they need to survive and they, in turn, pollinate the trees and plants so that they produce fruit. The orchard won’t just be made up of fruit trees. There will be nut trees, fruit shrubs and herbs that are loved by bees. We won’t get rid of the brambles, we’ll just control them so that they allow other plants to grow. Fancy having a go at making some sloe gin in the next couple of years? We’ll plan some blackthorn so that you’ll be able to find some.

1 month ago
1 month ago
Get ready to Grow Wild! Registration now open for free 2017 Grow Wild kits

Growing a Greener Britain is taking part in the UK’s biggest ever wild flower campaign by sharing free Grow Wild kits with specially selected groups. ​​​​Your group is invited to transform shared spaces into inspiring and colourful wild flower havens with simple seed sowing and sharing.
You don’t need a garden or growing experience; just enthusiasm and two-minutes today to tell us about your group. You’ll be joining over a million Grow Wilders across the UK.
Register using Grow Wild’s two-minute form: http://growwilduk.com/content/grow-wild-kits-2017
Enter this access key: GREENERBRITAIN17 by 28 February 2017 
​​​​​​​Our kits are all new for 2017
Even if you’ve received a Grow Wild kit before, expect surprises! We’re trying out new things, including a new fungus kit and ways to collect and share seeds. ​​​We’ll send five exciting new wild flower seed mixes for your group to explore from ‘pollinator favourites’ to ‘sensational’ – all native to your country to transform any space – from balconies to old boots, streets to boxes and buckets.
Each kit unlocks something for everyone in your group, including their own Grow Wild guide, entry into prize draws and ways to share their story with us. Your group’s kit will arrive in mid-March, just in time for sowing.
​​​​​​​Thanks very much!
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Growing a Greener Britain & the Grow Wild team

Heaton Park Community Orchard hit its fundraising target!1 month ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Heroes Wood hit its fundraising target!3 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

DOG KENNEL HILL PLAYGROUND NEW BUILDING hit its fundraising target!3 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Longacres : Keep It Green hit its fundraising target!4 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

impact


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2,776
Total backers
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25
Successfully funded projects
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£507,258
Total pledged so far

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